NEW PAPER: competences for managing sustainability transitions through urban planning

The purpose of this post is to summarise a new paper which has just been published in Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. The paper, titled ‘Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan’, looks at the actions undertaken at the municipal level in Yubari City,… Read More NEW PAPER: competences for managing sustainability transitions through urban planning

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Progressing CCS in Japan – December 2017 Visit

For the past week I’ve been in Japan for a series of carbon capture and storage-related events, largely linked to Japan’s recent successful endeavours in deploying CCS technology in the ‘real world.’ The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project, up in Hokkaido in the north of the country, in November 2017 celebrated injecting its 100,000th tonne of… Read More Progressing CCS in Japan – December 2017 Visit

Japan’s first large-scale CCS demonstration: the social side

This post summarises another paper out this month. This is an investigation into the social dimensions of the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project, Japan’s first large-scale carbon capture and storage project. What is the key point of this paper? The key point of this paper is that carbon capture and storage – a potentially crucial low-carbon… Read More Japan’s first large-scale CCS demonstration: the social side

Social Aspects of CCS in Japan – Fieldwork Weeks 1 and 2

The first two weeks in Japan have shot by and tomorrow I head to Tomakomai, which makes this a good time for reflection/update on how the first two weeks of ‘CCS in Japan’ fieldwork, funded via the UKCCSRC International Collaboration Fund, have gone. This time two weeks ago I was about to enter Russian airspace.… Read More Social Aspects of CCS in Japan – Fieldwork Weeks 1 and 2

UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance – Live-Streaming of Talks

Next weekend – Saturday 7 May to Monday 9 May – Taisuke Miyauchi and I will be co-convening a UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance, which is possible thanks to the generous support of the GB Sasakawa Foundation. This will be held on the campus of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. This is envisioned… Read More UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance – Live-Streaming of Talks